EuroVelo Annual Report 2022
The most significant achievements of 2022 in all various EuroVelo-related topics, all in one document.
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The most significant achievements of 2022 in all various EuroVelo-related topics, all in one document.
This document aims to form a basis for lobbying for more investments on EuroVelo 1 - Atlantic Coast Route and clarify where the priorities for new measures should be put. It is meant as an orientation for route developments and priority measures to be implemented by 2030. It highlights the progress that was made in route developments since the publication of the previous report three years ago, as well as the issues that remain to be solved and the improvements that are already planned in the Atlantic Coast Route countries.
This official guide details the recommended use of the main EuroVelo design elements. It also covers EuroVelo route signing, and templates which can be used by partners to communicate about EuroVelo or the routes.
First published in 2021, the yearly EuroVelo Route Development Status Report aims to outline levels of development across the network and improvements over the years, providing key numbers, statistics and comparison tables per route and per country. This Report is an important tool to track the progress made across Europe from year to year and encourage further developments by highlighting significant improvements per route and country.
The main objective of this manual is to present the most general principles for signing long-distance cycle routes in general, and the specific requirements for incorporating EuroVelo logos on route panels. General principles for signage are relevant in the development of any long-distance cycle route. This manual can thus serve as a general resource for cycle route signage across Europe. This manual was prepared in the frame of the AtlanticOnBike project extension, co-funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme.
In this document, general guidelines on rest areas are put together, addressing, in particular, the international dimension of long-distance cycle routes and the variety of environments and climate conditions encountered along the way, resulting in different needs. The ultimate scope is to help harmonise rest areas on long-distance cycle routes. Published by ECF as part of the AtlanticOnBike project extension (Interreg Atlantic Area programme).
This report summarises the findings of the individual analyses of usage and the linked economic, environmental and touristic impacts of EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route carried out by the project partners. Produced by ECF as part of the AtlanticOnBike extension.
This toolkit lists recommendations to develop transnational cycling products and bookable offers on EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route. It aims at helping tour operators and other cycling service providers in their work. Published by ECF as part of the AtlanticOnBike project extension.
This document aims at outlining a marketing strategy for EuroVelo 1 – Atlantic Coast Route, in order to make it a recognisable and interesting tourism product, ultimately attracting investments and tourists to the route and promoting its further development. Published by ECF as part of the AtlanticOnBike project extension.
This report analyses the yearly data for EuroVelo digital platforms. This includes website, social media, newsletter, GPX downloads, and search engine results as well as other metrics.
Transnational report on EuroVelo 1 - Atlantic Coast Route usage. Published by ECF and Eco-counter as part of the AtlanticOnBike project extension.
The report gives a vision of the usage of EuroVelo routes in 2022 and is the result of the cooperation between ECF and Eco-counter.
Presentation on National EuroVelo Coordination Centres, their role and the benefits of joining the network. Updates the previous NECC Manual.
This guide provides an overview of how businesses can promote their products using EuroVelo communication tools, such as advertisements and bookable offers.
Get a glance at the latest EuroVelo facts and figures with an overview of the network in terms of coordination, promotion and communication.
Assess the quality of cycling routes with the European Certification Standard (ECS) methodology: What is ECS? How does ECS work? How to use ECS? What results? Who can use ECS?
This document sets out the formal process by which new routes, or major changes to existing routes, can be made, and the basis for decision-making to ensure a consistency in the network as a whole.
The 2022 EuroVelo Routes Development Status Report prepared by the EuroVelo Management Team is the first one that allows a comparison with last year's results. It indicates that 64% of the network is now certified, developed with signs or developed, meaning that over 56,000 km out of 93,000 are ready to use for cycle tourists, and that the highest increases in development levels took place on EuroVelo 10 - Baltic Sea Cycle Route, in Ireland and in Spain.
This report shows the yearly web statistics for EuroVelo websites. This includes total sessions and visitors, route, country and location rankings as well as other metrics.
The European Certification Standard (ECS) is a methodology developed by ECF to assess cycling routes, EuroVelo or not, and evaluate their quality. It can be used to survey and assess the quality of national/regional routes, and to certify EuroVelo routes if the criteria are met. It can help set up national standards where they do not exist and harmonise the different regulations in the European states. This manual on the ECS provides a quick introduction to the basic principles and criteria of this methodology.
The cleaning of the counting data starts with the detection of anomalies. But what is an anomaly for bicycle count data? We will first answer this question, then present the different types of anomalies that can be encountered, how to detect them and what actions to take afterwards.
National method for assessing the impact of cycle routes.
This document sets out the vision, mission and overall strategy of EuroVelo for the decade up to 2030. The EuroVelo Strategy is one of the core sub-strategies of the ECF Strategy 2030.
The 2021 EuroVelo Routes Development Status Report is the first one prepared by the EuroVelo Management Team. It indicates that no less than 60% of the network either certified, developed with signs or developed, meaning that over 50,000 km out of 93,000 km of EuroVelo routes are ready to use for cycle tourists.
Action plan for operationalisation of instruments and politics for the region of Nova Gorica on the field of cycling in the frame of the ECO-CICLE project
Action plan for the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region (Poland) in the framework of the ECO-CICLE project.
Action plan for the Basilicata region (Italy) in the framework of the ECO-CICLE project.
Action plan for the Andalusia region (Spain) in the framework of the ECO-CICLE project.
Action plan for the Leipzig region (Germany) in the framework of the ECO-CICLE project.
Flyer with route description and large map in multiple languages (English, French, Dutch and German)
Flyer with route description and large map in multiple languages (English, French, Dutch and German)
This report shows the yearly web statistics for EuroVelo websites. This includes total sessions and visitors, route and country rankings as well as other metrics.
EuroVelo 15 - Rhine Cycle Route handbook in German.
EuroVelo 15 - Rhine Cycle Route handbook in French.
EuroVelo 15 - Rhine Cycle Route handbook in Dutch.
ECO-CICLE Good Practice – Establishing multimodal connections along the Adriabike cycle route – BikeBus and BikeBoat
Krka Bike: 470 km of cycle routes through Croatia’s Krka National Park. Good practice in the framework of the ECO-CICLE project.
This document explains the reasoning behind the ECF's two proposals with regard to the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), the EU’s flagship transport policy. The ECF proposes to integrate EuroVelo into the TEN-T and to integrate cycling infrastructure into all TEN-T infrastructure projects.
Background document of the Charter for Sustainable and Responsible Tourism in the MED Area. The background document explains in more details each point of the Charter.
This Charter will serve as a tool to transfer the knowledge accumulated during the project. The Charter is a perfect tool to involve stakeholders across the Mediterranean region in the development of cycling tourism and EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route.
The cross-border public-transport train service connects Udine/Trieste in Italy and Villach in Austria with special coaches to carry bicycles. This Good Practice was prepared by the FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA region in the context of the MEDCYCLETOUR project.
A permanent public transport ferryboat service between Trieste and Muggia offers bike&boat intermodality with the carriage of 15 bicycles on the boat. This Good Practice was prepared by the FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA region in the context of the MEDCYCLETOUR project.
This Good Practice was developed by Basilicata university UNIBAS in the frame of the Eco-Cicle project. The Ruhr Valley Cycle Path (RVCP) follows the Ruhr River and combines industrial, natural, cultural heritage along it.
By drafting Operational Plans for the development of cycling tourism, 20 Croatian counties have made a big step forward in terms of developing cycling tourism in the continental and coastal Croatia. This good practice, prepared by the Croatian National Tourist Board as part of the MEDCYCLETOUR project, describes how this milestone was achieved.
This good practice describes the establishment of a cycling tourism development coordination body in Croatia. This was very important for the coordination of all cycling and cycling tourism development activities at the state and regional level, as well as for cooperation with other countries in the European Union. This good practice was prepared by the Croatian National Tourist Board as part of the MEDCYCLETOUR project.
A former railroad track in Slovenia and Croatia was turned into a beautiful cycle route. This is a good practice of cross-border cooperation to improve the tourist offer (in Istria), prepared by the Regional Development Centre Koper as part of the MEDCYCLETOUR project.
This 2018 ECF paper by Holger Haubold, ECF Intellectual Property & Data Collection Director, takes a look at some major cost-benefit analyses for cycling in general as well as for specific cycling infrastructure projects. It concludes that "that in most circumstances, cycling is very cost-effective compared to other modes of transport."
The Gift 2.0 project aims to improve mobility between Italy and Greece both for goods and passengers. As part of the project, several bikes will be installed in many bicycle stations in the city of Patras, Greece. Potential users will be locals and tourists. End users and stakeholders will have the opportunity to plan their trip through the platform. This Good Practice was developed by the Region of Western Greece as part of the MEDCYCLETOUR project.
The aim of the Wander By Bicycle Project is to attract cyclists and increase the cycling activity in the Municipality of Patras, Greece. It entailes the construction of five bicycle routes on the suburbs of Patras. This Good Practice was developed by the Region of Western Greece as part of the MEDCYCLETOUR project.
This Good Practice was developed by the Government of Catalonia in the frame of the MEDCYCLETOUR project. It explains how the region developed and promotes cycle tourism at the supra-regional level involving different public bodies.
This Good Practice was developed by the Government of Catalonia in the frame of the MEDCYCLETOUR project. It covers the installation of two counters as well as the development of a user profile and economic impact study for EuroVelo 8 in Catalonia.
This Good Practice was developed by the Government of Catalonia in the frame of the MEDCYCLETOUR project. BiciBus is a project oriented to enhance intermodality between bus and bikes along cycle tourism routes in order to promote the use of public transport adapted to carry bikes to do part of a trip.
Declaration signed by the main cycling friendly schemes in Europe during a workshop in Budapest in 2020
Guidelines and development of the Vistula Cycling Route. Good practice in the framework of the ECO-CICLE project.
Landscape itinerary and requalification of urban borders in the Estuary North of River Odiel. Good practice in the framework of the ECO-CICLE project.
LEBONPICNIC - Locally-sourced picnics available for cycle tourists in France. Good practice in the framework of the ECO-CICLE project.
Development of cycling routes in the province of Cádiz through an Integrated Territorial Investment. Good practice in the framework of the ECO-CICLE project.
Cycling Network – Grüner Ring Leipzig. Good practice in the framework of the ECO-CICLE project.
Cycling through the Trees. Good practice in the framework of the ECO-CICLE project.
Cycling Plan of Andalusia. Good practice in the framework of the ECO-CICLE project.
Camino del Río Tinto. Good practice in the framework of the ECO-CICLE project.
An economic impact assessment of the Great Western Greenway in Ireland from 2011.
This study compares cycling-friendly services schemes across Europe.
This is a French-language study of the Belgian cycling-tourism market published by Pro Velo in June 2017.
This is the 2017 edition of the Cycle Tourism Barometer for France published by the French "Direction Générale des Entreprises". It contains various numbers on the sector and an economic impact assessment.
This Good Practice was developed by the Public Works Agency of the Andalusian Government in the frame of the MEDCYCLETOUR project. The Natural Trails Programme contributes to the conservation of our natural spaces, through the restoration of infrastructure and old disused tracks and trails currently in disuse that allow to enjoy the natural environment.
This Good Practice was developed by the Public Works Agency of the Andalusian Government in the frame of the MEDCYCLETOUR project. The Andalusian Cycling Plan seeks to promote greater use of the bicycle in urban, metropolitan and regional areas, and to provide the strategic framework that contributes to the achievement of territorial and environmental government objectives in terms of sustainable mobility.
Over 86,000 km or 53,000 miles of cycle routes across Europe are now summarised in one map. On a scale of 1:5,000,000, the map now includes the recently-added EuroVelo 19 – Meuse Cycle Route and the extension of EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route in Turkey.
This Good Practice was developed by Italy's Mantovano region in the frame of the MEDCYCLETOUR project. It involves the creation of a permanent bike-friendly service network in an area with a lack of tourist accommodations, encouraging local operators to autonomously create and manage cycling-friendly services.
This Good Practice was developed by Italy's Mantovano region in the frame of the MEDCYCLETOUR project. The document explains the EuroVelo 8 Bike Shuttle: a service for the transportation of cycling tourists from and to the Mantuan municipalities near the river Po stretch of EuroVelo 8 - Mediterranean Route.
This Good Practice was developed by Italy's Mantovano region in the frame of the MEDCYCLETOUR project. Families and sports cyclists can discover the Oltrepò Mantovano territory by bike with an all-inclusive service: Consorzio Oltrepò Mantovano provides local farmhouses (and also other tourist facilities) with bikes free of charge. Any tourist can rent the bikes for free during their stay in these selected tourist facilities.
This promotional map was developed in the frame of the Interreg Atlantic Area AtlanticOnBike project. It shows the itinerary of EuroVelo 1 - Atlantic Coast Route in a schematic way, including a selection of points of interest per country.
This press kit provides information on EuroVelo 1 - Atlantic Coast Route, that is being developed in the frame of the Interreg Atlantic Area AtlanticOnBike project. General information on the route and the EuroVelo network is followed by one page per country along the route, information on the signing process and a FAQ.
This report shows the yearly web statistics for EuroVelo websites. This includes overall visitor and sessions as well as route and country rankings.
This update of the 2009 report evaluates the challenges and opportunities of developing a cycle tourism network across Europe. The study reviews the market for cycle tourism and presents a model of demand for EuroVelo. This document was requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism.
This is the English version of the Mediterranean Route Handbook, which contains plenty of information on the route's stages, accommodation, food, attractions etc. It was developed as part of the MEDCYCLETOUR project and is a key promotional material.
This brochure is ideal for a better understanding of the history of the countries which were seperated by the Iron Curtain. The brochure provides overview maps and descriptions of the stages, as well as the history of the countries and a presentation of the major points of interest.
This document offers a summary of the actions planned by the partners of the MEDCYCLETOUR project to improve EuroVelo 8 - Mediterranean Route.
This is the English version of the Rhine Cycle Route handbook, which contains plenty of information on the route's stages, accommodation, food, attractions etc. It was developed as part of the DEMARRAGE project and is key promotional material.
This guide explains how to encourage cycling to UNESCO cultural and heritage sites. It was developed within the EuroVelo 3 - Pilgrims Route project. The guide is designed to help cultural and heritage sites start the process of encouraging visitors to think about some of the alternatives to the car.
This Transnational Action Plan was developed in the frame of the EuroVelo 3 - Pilgrims Route project "An innovative transnational combined cultural and cycling tourism product" (EV3-CCP). The project was co-funded by the COSME Programme of the EU.
The purpose of this Transnational Communication and Promotion Strategy is to define the key messages and actions for the successful communication and promotion of the entire EuroVelo 13 – Iron Curtain Trail (EV13 – ICT) in 2017 and beyond.
The purpose of this guidance is to identify the main measures that should be implemented by public transport operators, public authorities and other relevant stakeholders to encourage combined bike and public transport journeys.
Usage monitoring refers to the collection and processing of data relating to cyclists using the EuroVelo routes.
The purpose of this document is to introduce the ECF’s EuroVelo web strategy, provide an overview of the aims and content of the ECF’s EuroVelo websites and give guidance on the type of information that should be made available on the websites of National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators (NECC/Cs) and their partners.
This document aims to define the elements and the minimum requirements of EuroVelo routes as well as to explain the mandatory and optional actions for EuroVelo route development projects.
2009 introduction to EuroVelo, the European cycle route network.
Presentation on EuroVelo history by one of its founders.
2019 presentation on signing of EuroVelo routes.
Workshop presentation on communication strategies to promote EuroVelo.
Presentation on Long-Term Management Agreements in the framework of EuroVelo.
Factsheet on the web statistics for EuroVelo websites in 2018.
Application form for National EuroVelo Coordination Centres and Coordinators.
Guidance document on the application process to become EuroVelo National Coordination Centre / Coordinator.
Presentation on the benefits of creating a NECC in every country.
The purpose of this manual is to ensure the consistent and coordinated communication of the route, regardless of the country, regardless of the tool, so that it is identified and recognized as a unique product, with its specific values and personality. It outlines in detail the elements that are compulsory in relation to positioning of logos etc, transmitting key messages, signposting and communication. It gives examples to be followed. This document was realised in the frame of the 2017-2020 AtlanticOnBike Interreg Atlantic Area project.